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SEA LIFE Trust's 2021 Global beach Clean
- Monday 21st June 2021
- SEA LIFE Trust, Conservation, #GlobalBeachClean
The week of the beach cleaning will be captured in photos and we are asking participants to take pictures and post their best 'Global Beach Clean' pictures with the hashtag #GlobalBeachClean.
Global marine conservation charity, the SEA LIFE Trust will launch its biggest clean-up mission yet. A week long beach clean event starting in New Zealand and ending in California. The even will be hosted across 50 different SEA LIFE attractions taking place from Melbourne to Scarborough.
“It is estimated that 8 million tons of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans each year and that by 2050,
the oceans could have more plastic than fish. Plastic pollution is extremely harmful to wildlife with hundreds of marine species mistaking rubbish for food, which results in starvation, poisoning and fatal stomach blockages. We are calling on the local community to join us for the Global Beach Clean and help prevent rubbish from entering the ocean,” said Katie Isaac, General Manager of SEA LIFE Melbourne.
It's not just animals which are at risk of ingesting plastics - microplastics act as magnets for dangerous chemicals from the water before being eaten by plankton and filter-feeding animals. Once they have been eaten they quickly move up the food chain as predators eat their prey and build up in high concentrations in larger species, such as tuna. These can eventually find their way on to our own dinner plates.
SEA LIFE Trust is a global charity dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans and the amazing marine life that lives within them. The organisation is the non-profit arm of SEA LIFE Aquariums around the world.EXPLORE MORE